Everest Panorama Trek

Everest Panorama Trek is among the favored and short trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal. The views from this spot, seen to best advantage within the morning, is totally thrilling with gorgeous views of mountain peaks (8848m/29029 feet), Lhotse, Amadablam, Nuptse, Kantega, Thamserku, Konde et al. mountains.

This Everest trek is designed for those who do not have ample time to trek all the way to the Everest Base Camp but Would love to get away from the road and follow the dramatic mountain trails. Those who would like to get up close to native Sherpa people and their Buddhist culture, get up close view of snowcapped mountains, Buddhist monasteries, snow-capped peaks and varieties of floras and faunas. Also for those who would like to live up a glory of having been to the one of the world famous trekking trail.

Inclusions:
  1. 3 nights accommodation at the hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  2. 7 nights accommodation in a local guest house during the trek with all meals at the same lodge or along the way
  3. Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  4. Everest conservation fees
  5. Trekking permit
  6. Service of an experienced Sherpa guide and required numbers of porters during the trek
  7. Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural shows
  8. All applicable entrance fees (except in museums)
Exclusions:
  1. Lunches/dinners (except mentioned in the program)
  2. Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare (will be advised separately)
  3. Down Jackets, Walking sticks, Sleeping bags (If required//can also be rented in Kathmandu)
  4. International airfare
  5. Travel insurance
  6. Tips, gratuities, expenses of personal nature

Inclusions and exclusions are as per the above program. If travelers wish to customize the tour or add some recommended optional tours we can include the same on request.

DAY 01

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): XXX

DAY 02

Day 02: Full day tour in Kathmandu (Breakfast)

Morning tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is a place where the city’s Kings were crowned. Having been built and rebuilt over the generations, it is now the valley’s number one tourist attractions. Most of the temples you see here are a mere three or four centuries old. The entire square was designated as a World Heritage Monument in 1979. The Durbar Square is teeming with shrines and statues. Walk around Kumari Chowk which is a home of “living goddesses”, she comes to the balcony at the scheduled time to welcome the guests.

Continue on to Swayambhunath Stupa. On the top of the hill west of Kathmandu value is one of the popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. It is also referred to as “Monkey Temple” by many tourists because of the large tribes of monkeys that guards the hill. Legends say after the Bodhisattva Manjushri drained the water from the lake revealing the Kathmandu valley, the lotus one the island of the lake was transformed into the hillock, and the blazing light from the lotus became the statue.

Afternoon tour of Patan Durbar Square. Patan also known as Lalitpur is the second largest city inside the valley. Patan has a long Buddhist influence and the four corners of the city are marked by Stupas said to have been created by great Buddhist emperor around 250 BC.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast only

DAY 03

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and start trek to Phakding (2,800m)

Early morning, transfer to the domestic airport in Kathmandu and fly to Lukla.

Commence trek to Phakding (3.5 hrs walk). The trail from Lukla descends steeply to Thado Khola, crossing in on local suspension bridge. Meet your first Yaks, wonderful Shaggy beasts that create lumbering mobile roadblocks on the trail. Trail passes through Ghat (2530m) on the bank of DudhKoshiriver and climbs to Phakding.

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Phakding.

Meal(s): Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

DAY 04

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Today trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar (6 hrs walk).

The trail from Phakding passes through number of waterfalls. Glimpse wonderful peak of Thamserku (6618m). Pass through Benker, Monjo and Jorsale crossing the entrance of Everest National park. The trail crosses Dudh Koshi river on a suspension bridge that is at a dizzying height above the river.

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Namche Bazzar.

Meal(s): Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

DAY 05

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Acclimatization is important before proceeding to higher altitude. We will spend the day taking hike to Thami or just by relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar.

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Namche Bazaar.

Meal(s): Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

DAY 06

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m)

Today trek from Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (6 hrs walk).

The route from Namche to Tengboche is direct, reasonably level. We may get a glimpse of Himalayan Thar on the hillside below the trail early morning. We will pass through several Gompas, schools along our trail till we reach Khumjung. From Khumjung trail goes eastwards down the valley, continuously passing picturesque mani walls and chortens.

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Tengboche.

Meal(s): Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

DAY 07

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Khumjung (3,790m)

Today trek from Tengboche to Khumjung (4 hrs walk). The route descends sharply to the DudhKoshiriver and then ascends to Mongdanda. Follow the slopes of Khumbila towards the hidden valley of Khumjung.

Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Khumjung.

Meal(s): Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

DAY 08

Day 08: Trek from Khumjung to Monjo (2,653m)

Today descend to the small Sherpa settlement of Monjo (5 hrs walk).

Dinner and overnight at a local lodge/tea house at Monjo.

Meal(s): Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

DAY 09

Day 09: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2,800m)

This is your last day of the trek as you arrive Lukla (5 hrs walk), the descend is bit rough to the knees, but warmer climate offers an opportunity to finally shed down-filled jackets and woolen jumpers.

Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Lukla.

Meal(s): Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

DAY 10

Day 10: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner with cultural shows

Early morning, transfer to the domestic airport in Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Evening, transfer to an authentic Nepali restaurant for Nepali dinner with cultural shows. Do not miss to enjoy an authentic Nepali dinner with cultural dinners once you are here in Kathmandu. This is one of the wonderful experiences to taste typical Nepali food which we call “Dal Baht” with lentils. You will be surprised with the variety of Nepalese dishes that will keep on coming. The server with a gentle smile in their face will name you every item in Nepali as well as in English language before serving you. Along with the food you will be kept entertained with typical Nepali folk shows. You will get a chance to see the dance performance of different ethnic groups of Nepal in theirs unique cultural uniform.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast/farewell dinner

DAY 11

Day 11: Departure transfer

Free till departure. Transfer to the airport at time to connect your onward flight

Meal (s): Breakfast

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